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Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project

2017-2018 Application Period: Closing Date Extended to Monday, October 23, 2017

Apply for a SRHT Project

Selected Hospital Learning Collaborative and Kick-off Webinar

Selected hospitals must be willing and able to participate in all phases of the SRHT Project to include the Kick-off Webinar and Learning Collaborative (LC) virtual meetings. Leadership teams of selected hospitals should reserve the following dates and prepare to participate in the activities. More information will be provided to selected hospitals at a later date.

  • Selected hospital Kick-off Webinar - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 12:00 – 1:00 Central Time
  • Selected hospital Learning Collaborative (LC):
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 Central Time (11:00 MST / 1:00 EST)
    • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 Central Time (11:00 MST / 1:00 EST)
    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 Central Time (11:00 MST / 1:00 EST)
    • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 Central Time (11:00 MST / 1:00 EST)

Assisting Small Rural Hospitals to Prepare for the Future

The SRHT Project is designed to assist small rural hospitals in transitioning to value-based care and Alternative Payment Models (APM) such as patient-centered medical homes and hospital shared saving plans, as well as prepare hospitals for population health management. Onsite Consultations target financial and quality performance improvements that bridge gaps between the current health care system and the newly emerging system of healthcare delivery and payment. 

Transition to value resources are provided through Help Education and Learning (HELP) webinars and Performance Management Group (PMG) calls. Success stories and outcomes are showcased through Hospital Spotlights, and program examples that support rural hospital and network leaders in preparing for population health. Consultant recommended best practices and transition strategies are shared through the Rural Hospital Toolkit for Transitioning to Value (Transition Toolkit).

The Small Rural Hospital Transition Project is supported by Contract Number HHSH250201600012C from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Program Contact

For more information, please contact Bethany Adams at (859) 806-2940 or badams@ruralcenter.org.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.